Darwin

Study PhD's in Darwin, Australia

Darwin at a glance

Famous for the multicultural, friendly and open atmosphere, many international students come to study abroad in Darwin. Here, you can enrol in a top university, centred on intensive research and having as main priority to become a leading educational institution, delivering high standard and efficient academic training. Stated as one of Australia's most modern capitals, Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, located on the Timor Sea. 

Studying

Studying in Darwin

All undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes are taught in English; if English is not your first language, you can either provide an official letter from a previous institution advising that English was the medium of instruction used in previous studies or prove your language proficiency with an IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or Cambridge diploma.

Find a Bachelor’s, Master’s degree or PhD course in subject areas like: arts, design, architecture, business, accounting, education, engineering, environmental science, nursing, pharmacy, hospitality, information technology, law, social work. All of the subject areas mentioned above are available as online degree courses as well.

Career

Career opportunities in Darwin

Darwin has one of the most thriving economies of the Northern Territory in Australia and the city is continually developing. The main industries supporting the local economy in Darwin are: mining, tourism, energy, retail, construction.

These are among the biggest companies located in Darwin: Abbott Financial Services, Broadspectrum, Adecco, HAYS, Anz Bank, Woolworths, Compass Group, HealthcareLink, Serco Group, Veolia, Sabmiller.

As an international student, you will find several internship openings available, especially in companies dealing with engineering, accounting and health.

Life

Darwin city life

Darwin is a beautiful picturesque city, where you can admire one of the most wonderful sunsets in the world, practice water sports and enjoy a pleasant atmosphere in countless cafés and bars.

Major attractions in Darwin are:

  • The Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery (MAGNT)
  • Darwin Wharf Precinct
  • Aviation Heritage Centre
  • Northern Territory Parliament House
  • St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral

Go to The Darwin Theatre or The Darwin Entertainment Centre, the city's main concert venue, hosting theatre and musical performances.

Bathe and get a tan at the Casuarina Beach or the well renowned Mindil Beach, a place where after the sunset you can check out a market featuring food, souvenirs, clothes and sometimes performances of local artists. Other great natural spots where you can relax are: The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, East Point Reserve, Casuarina Coastal Reserve.

In Darwin, you can enjoy a nice evening out in numerous bars, pubs, clubs or cafés.

Attend a local event or festival, among the most popular ones are: Territory Day, Chinese New Year, the Darwin Festival, the Darwin beer-can regatta, the World Solar Challenge, a race that attracts teams from all over the world.

Darwin allows you an easy access to the Kakadu National Park, and to northerly islands such as Groote Eylandt and the Tiwi Islands, the latter is famous for Aboriginal culture and art.

International atmosphere in Darwin

Darwin is home to many minorities, such as: British, Irish, Scottish, Chinese, Greek, and Italian. Darwin's population is quite unique for the highest number of Indigenous Australians of any Australian capital city.

In terms of international business, as major projects in oil, gas and construction have been made, Darwin has become an interesting hub for industry and business, especially regarding trade, communications, transport and logistics networks.

Weather Darwin

Darwin has a warm to hot weather throughout the whole year. However, it has a wet and a dry season; the dry season lasts from about May to September, during which almost every day is sunny. The coolest months are June and July, with daily minimum temperatures of 14 °C (57 °F). The majority of rainfall occurs between December and March (the southern hemisphere summer) and the hottest month is November, with around 33 °C (92 °F).

Universities in Darwin

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a dual-sector university, which means we offer a full spectrum of education and training opportunities in Higher Education (HE) and Vocational Education and Training (VET).

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